Follow up question: are PC gamers' reasons for purchasing Dishonored any different than console gamers'?
Probably... I don't know. When I was a more of a console gamer, I'd just go at the store and see what's the game with the most boxes on the shelfs.
Probably not. But the thing is, it's hard to compare. It seems console and PC are in the same crowd. I mean why does moderne warfare sell so good on console and so bad on PC.Which would be what I've been arguing in favor of this whole time - that there's not really an upper class of sophisticates surrounded by marketing-brainwashed sheeple.
As for why Call of Duty sells so poorly on PC: it doesn't. It doesn't sell as well as it does on consoles, but it's consistently in Steam's top 10 list every year. Some people may turn up their nose, but whether they like it or not, their fellow PC gamers are playing it too.